Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Belgium initiatives to promote Europe-wide harmonized energy efficiency standards

REHVA advocates the need for harmonised application of EPB standards across Europe, which needs active involvement of national standardisation bodies and stakeholders, to achieve a harmonized energy performance calculation framework.   In this...

EuroACE and eceee applaud European Parliament’s committee vote on buildings efficiency

European NGOs and efficiency stakeholders applaud the 11 October 2017 vote of the Industry, Transport and Research (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament in favour of stronger European building regulations. The final report adopted...

Clean Energy Package: buildings essential for energy transition

Today the European Commission unveiled the long-awaited “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package, an extensive set of legislative proposals revising key directives for the housing sector on energy efficiency and renewables.If the European...

'Clean Energy for All' is best delivered by energy renovation of buildings

The European Commission unveils its much awaited Winter Package, entitled ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’, including proposals for reviewing the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)....

Winter package’s 30% binding target absolute minimum, welcomes support for Efficiency First principle, says eceee

eceee welcomes the fact that the Commission is promoting Energy Efficiency First in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. A strong improvement in energy efficiency is necessary if the EU is to deliver on the Paris Agreement, and it...

Energy efficiency first: Bold words must become bold action

European Commission’s Energy Union underplays the potential of energy efficiency but opens door for MEPs and Member States to move the efficiency agenda forward.   Brussels, 30 November 2016 – Today, the European Commission released its...

Energy efficiency: Time for an Energy Union closer to citizens

"More than ever, EU projects are scrutinised for their contribution to the Union’s general interest and to bringing direct and tangible benefits to citizens", says Coalition for Energy Savings   On 18 November 2016, an impressive...

3 priorities to tap into the energy saving potential of modern windows

The building glass façade and window industry represented by European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO and Glass for Europe come together to call for a modernised EPBD to unleash the energy savings potential of high performing windows.  ...

nZEB provisions for existing buildings: delayed refurbishments or market-driven major renovations?

On 29 July 2016, the European Commission published its recommendation on nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB).   Many stakeholders who commented on the draft last year were looking forward to the final version, especially concerning the...

The meaning of Brexit

On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. ‘Brexit means Brexit’, says the new Prime Minister, but what might Brexit mean for energy and buildings? Hywel Davies, Technical Director at CIBSE explains what we know...